Since 1920, Falcon has made products that wear in, not wear out. We strive to make products that your grandchildren will be using - not just because they endure, but because they have a timeless appeal.
Based on the history and extensive list of uses for our tumbler, we are pleased to indulge you in a brief background and some useful information with evermore reason for you to treasure your revitalised Falcon ranges, especially your tumbler selection. Learn more about this versatile shape with information on the multi-functionality of a tumbler, and why your tumbler collection will stand the test of time.
To finish, we have a series of unique tumbler-based recipes from the ever-inspiring Rae who founded Raepublic and specialises in plant-based living; helping to promote an overall sense of emotional and spiritual wellbeing.
A brief background of the Falcon tumbler…
A tumbler is said to relate to a cup that is reasonably short, wide and has no handle. It is rumoured to have historically been made of metal and have a round bottom. The name itself, ‘tumbler’, can be traced back to the 17th century and may relate to its small size. The history of the word itself varies but it looks to date back to the medieval period and is related to it being a cup that couldn’t be put down without it tumbling and spilling. Another line of thought is that ‘tumbler’ related to it being heavily weighted at the bottom to ensure it couldn’t be knocked over at all.
Nowadays, the modern-day tumbler is usually made of plastic, glass, enamel and more recently sustainable and biodegradable materials such as bamboo. Although there are many reuse initiatives with using a plastic tumbler for your morning tea or coffee run, there is little need to be purchasing a tumbler in plastic for events such as picnics or for children when there are so many other alternatives out there today.
Our enamel tumbler is made of glass fused onto heavy gauge steel and was originally manufactured in the Black Country area near Birmingham, England. In the 50’s the manufacturing was moved to the Far East – a progressive move for its time. To this day, our products are made in China and hand finished with love and care.
In 2011, the original Falcon was revitalised – creating new colours for the tumbler and other collections, as well as introducing new cookware sets and increasing the gauge of the classic mug, making the products more durable and hard wearing. Nowadays the Falcon tumbler can not only withstand the freezer, dishwasher and oven, it also works on both a gas and electric hob.
The form and function of the Falcon tumbler…
We believe in functional elegance. Our tumbler collection is unbreakable and is of use as an individual piece (as sold), or as a set of multiples where they can be stacked up when stored, on show or when on the move. We have a huge variety of colour options available within our tumbler selection, with 11 colours available in total, 5 of which are limited edition. Don’t miss our newest Falcon Blue, Periwinkle, Oyster Grey and Spring Green colours.
The tumbler itself is 9cm tall and can hold 310ml of liquid. It is a great vessel for a hot drink, keeping it warm for your first morning tea or coffee when away camping. The tumbler is also ideal for serving a batch of cold ice-tea at a picnic, or sharing out a pitcher of cocktails in the garden.
The tumbler is a convenient portion size to be cooked and baked in. As inspiration, take a look at these delicious Personal Sized Vegan Zucchini Lasagnas using our tumbler collection in sage. Otherwise you could try baking individual portion sized desserts as long as you have multiples, perhaps a traditional crumble or an eton mess.
When it comes to other areas around the home, the tumbler is often used for decor. Ideal for holding small posy arrangements, cacti or potting plants and setting a few of them along the length of a table in a mix of different colour variations. The height of the tumbler also makes it the optimum size for holding toothbrushes, toothpaste, pens, paintbrushes and pencils, so its use expands into the bathroom and study too.
Our mini tumbler was originally created in collaboration with our much-loved stockist, Merci, in Paris. The mini is 6cm tall and can hold 124ml of liquid. This size of tumbler is versatile for serving condiments such as dips or salt and pepper for the table. It is also a great size for a quick espresso or babyccino for treating children at home. The mini tumbler is also used for producing our collection of candles. Our candles are handmade by Secret d'Apothicaire in Normandy who specialise in natural candles and aromatics scents. The Falcon candle in our mini tumbler is made with 100% natural soya wax and a natural cotton wick. Each candle is fragranced with perfumes from Grasse in the South of France, such as fig, cologne, jasmine and pine.
Life is given meaning by experiences, not things. Our purpose is to create tools such as the tumbler to help you cook well, eat well, be creative and share meaningful everyday moments together...
Rae from Raepublic is a big fan of Falcon Enamelware, especially our tumbler selection. Find out why she loves the versatility of our tumbler and try her amazing recipes for adaptogenic superfood iced lattes just below.
"I love the Falcon Enamelware tumbler because it is gorgeous and timeless. It is also essentially indestructible, if you accidentally drop a tumbler, it just adds character to the piece.
I love the tumbler in particular because it is perfect for some many things, obviously drinking out of it is common but baking in it is a dream too.
Also, the tumbler is great for when friends are visiting, you can give each person a different color so no one ever mixes up their drinks."
Add almond milk, pitaya powder, maple syrup, and ashwagandha powder into a blender and turn on low for 10-15 seconds (or until well combined).
Pour the pink latte goodness into a tumbler and add ice cubes.
Add cashew milk, blue spirulina, maple syrup, and ashwagandha powder into a blender and turn on low for 10-15 seconds (or until well combined).Pour the blue adaptogen vegan latte into a tumbler and add ice cubes.
Add almond milk, turmeric, maple syrup, maca powder, cinnamon, and ground ginger into a blender and turn on low for 10-15 seconds (or until well combined).
Pour the vegan golden latte into a tumbler and add ice cubes.
Add cashew milk, matcha powder, maple syrup, and reishi powder into a blender and turn on low for 10-15 seconds (or until well combined).
Pour the reishi matcha latte into a tumbler and add ice cubes.